Albums that blew you away on first listen

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  1. GuitarPlayerFL

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    Deep Purple - Machine Head, Made In Japan

    Van Halen - I

    U.K. - (First album with Allan Holdsworth)

    Kevin Gilbert - Thud

    Matthew Good - Vancouver (and ANY Matthew Good solo or band albums)
     
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    Led Zepplin I
    Jimi - Are You Experienced
    Ten Years After - Undead

    All blew me away equally
     
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    Due to my advancing years, there have been more than several...and I won't even start to list them, but recent, memorable from the first play, albums would include Joe Bonamassa's "Dust Bowl" and this latest from Mike Eldred...
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    This is basically an unanswerable question. There are just too many from too many genres. All music blows me away. I can narrow it down to three, but it leaves too many out.
    1- Emerson,Lake and Palmer-Lucky Man
    2-Led Zeppelin II
    3- Jimi Hendrix Experience-Are You Experienced

    As, I said this leaves way too many out, I love Santana (Marathon was an astounding album as was Abraxas). Clapton,Satch, JGeils,I could go on and on and on.

    HONORABLE MENTION goes to Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band-"Live Bullet"
     
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    Setting down the needle to Led Zep II for the first time is still very memorable.
     
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    Tequilla - The Champs (My first album)
    Soul Sauce - Cal Tjader
    Highway 61 - Bob Dylan
    Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music - Ray Charles
    Pet Sounds - Beach Boys
    Groove - Herbert Sumlin
     
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    Kevin Gilbert anything. I don't say this about anyone else, but Gilbert was so good he pisses me off. Nobody should be THAT good of an instrumentalist, THAT good of a singer, AND that good of a songwriter.

    His death was beyond tragic, entirely preventable and utterly stupid, but an even greater tragedy is that the only thing he worked on that sold like his work deserved to was that POS by Cheryl Crow.
     
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    That was a comic strip that I drew for SPIN magazine last year for their Nevermind anniversary issue. Thanks for reading.
     
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    Sgt. Pepper
    Abbey Road
    Band of Gypsies
    Time Loves a Hero
     
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    That's a great album ... haven't played it for years

    Hillage Live Herald is really good too

     
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    1st Butterfield Band
    John Mayall "Beano" album
    Live Dead
    Allmans "Fillmore"
    1st Dire Straights
    EmmyLou "Luxury Liner"
    Steely Dan "Can't Buy a Thrill"
     
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    Led Zeppelin II
    Allman Brothers Fillmore East
    Rainbow Bridge (Hendrix)
    Last Date (Eric Dolphy)
    Live at Birdland (Coltrane)
    Beck-Ola (Jeff Beck)
    Made in Japan (Deep Purple)
    The Pretenders
    Get Happy! (Elvis Costello)
     
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    Buffalo Springfield - Buffalo Springfield
    Buffalo Springfield - Buffalo Springfield Again(?)
    Steppenwolf the Second
    Crosby, Stills, and Nash
    C,S,N,&Y - Deja Vu
    James Taylor - Sweet Baby James
    James Gang - Rides Again
    Allman Brothers - Live At The Fillmore
    Allman Brothers - Eat A Peach
    Poco - Poco
    Manassas - Manassas
    Loggins & Messina - Sittin In
    Loggins & Messina - Angry Eyes

    I still love em' all, except for the Steppenwolf thing.
    Can't deny it rocked my 12 year old world, though.
     
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    Top 'o me head (and limited to "rock 'n roll"), these because they were initial paradigm shifters:

    Trout Mask Replica, Spotlight Kid (Capt. Beefheart & His Magic Band)

    The Modern Dance (Pere Ubu)

    Zen Arcade (Husker Du)

    Entertainment (Gang of 4)

    Dusted (Live Skull) and most of Come's (LS's descendant) output

    Death Valley '69 & Evol (Sonic Youth)

    Veil & The World and The Flesh (Band of Susans)

    Fire of Love (The Gun Club)

    Swordfishtrombones, Rain Dogs, Franks Wild Years (Tom Waits)
     
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    PLAY, by Brad Paisley. Changed my life.
     
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    The George Benson Cookbook (The George Benson Quartet)

    I first heard it when I was 17. When I heard the opening track I was blown away! I had no idea the guitar could be played like that!
     
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    For me, at various points in my musical development:

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    Alive - KISS (Anything pre Unmasked actually)
    Back In Black - AC/DC
    Led Zepplin IV - Led Zepplin (Anything Led Zepplin actually)
    2112 - Rush
    Tribute - Ozzy Osborne
    Live at Budokan - Cheap Trick
    Appetite for Destruction - Guns N Roses
     
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